Duchess Kate covers up; topless photos published

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Assyakirin Mosque on day 4 of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East on September 14, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

KUALA LAMPUR, Malaysia -- Not the best start for day four of Will and Kate's royal tour, what with blurry topless photos titillating the media back home, but Duchess Kate took care to cover up for a mosque visit in Malaysia.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who one day will head the Church of England, visited a Malaysian mosque for the first time on Friday, and the stylish Kate managed to look good with her shoes off and her head draped for modesty in a billowy scarf.

Behind the scenes, the young royals were grappling with the news that a French magazine published, topless photos of the duchess taken while they vacationed at a villa in Provence last weekend. It was another unwelcome reminder of the scrutiny they live under, and of the recent embarrassing pictures of Prince Harry naked in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Palace officials in London confirmed the pictures were genuine, and condemned the invasion of the couple's privacy as "grotesque" and "unjustifiable," according to an official statement.

But the couple pressed on with their Diamond Jubilee tour, their second day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, including the visit to the Asskyakrin Mosque, an important center of Islamic worship in a largely Muslim country.

Not the best start for day four of Will and Kate's royal tour, what with blurry topless photos titillating the media back home, but Duchess Kate took care to cover up for a mosque visit in Malaysia.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who one day will head the Church of England, visited a Malaysian mosque for the first time on Friday, and the stylish Kate managed to look good with her shoes off and her head draped for modesty in a billowy scarf.

Behind the scenes, the young royals were grappling with the news that a French magazine published, topless photos of the duchess taken while they vacationed at a villa in Provence last weekend. It was another unwelcome reminder of the scrutiny they live under, and of the recent embarrassing pictures of Prince Harry naked in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Palace officials in London confirmed the pictures were genuine, and condemned the invasion of the couple's privacy as "grotesque" and "unjustifiable," according to an official statement.

But the couple pressed on with their Diamond Jubilee tour, their second day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, including the visit to the Asskyakrin Mosque, an important center of Islamic worship in a largely Muslim country.

 

(USA Today)

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